Unlisted Brand • Suncoat water-based nailpolish • Polishes
|Would buy this product again.||64%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I own 3 Suncoat nail polish colors: Cotton Candy, Golden Peach and Sienna. Cotton Candy is easier to remove than the other two and also looks better on fair skin than the other two. All of them dry quickly and are fume-free. They last about 4 days, and even if there are chips earlier than that they are so small that they can't be easily seen. A great polish in these ways. Cotton Candy is my favorite, I would recommend that one especially for fair skin.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Grey Eyes: Other
I am allergic to the regular nail polishes so I researched nail polish for sensitive people and found Suncoat polish and I am so happy I did. this polish is wonderful, no smell and it has been on my nails for a week with no chipping. I got the french manicure and iy looks great. I can finally do my nails nicely again after probably ten years.Thank you so much!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I only use water based nail polishes these days. Compared to the other water based brands I have tried, Suncoat is just okay. The thing I liked best about it was that the polish had no smell while I was painting it on. It also comes in a good sized bottle, with 15ml.
I bought the color Beige (31) and was disappointed that it looked nothing like the swatch on the website. I was expecting a pale nude color that would match my skin. Instead, it was a much darker copper color. It needed 3 coats of polish to be opaque.
I used 3 coats of polish and 1 coat of clear top coat. I was not too happy with the length of wear. All my nails were showing tip wear after 5 days. There are other brands of water based polish that last a week looking good.
The thing I liked least was actually not the polish, but the remover that went with it. It has a strong unpleasant smell to it. Even though it is not as strong as regular nail polish remover, it has a much stronger smell than the removers that go with other water based polishes.
If Suncoat is the only water based nail polish available in your area, then I would recommend getting it. Otherwise, save the $9.99 for a different brand.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I recently got fed up with my peeling, cracking, bendy nails and switched to water-based (non-toxic) nail polish to give one last ditch effort in growing them. I've been using the clear Suncoat nailpolish and soy-based remover for about 2 months and the difference is remarkable. My nails are stronger than I ever remember them being, and the peeling has almost stopped - just a few very small areas on a couple of nails that are buffable (probably pre-damaged spots). And they actually look pretty with the clear polish because my nail tips are getting whiter and whiter!
My only complaint is durability. This stuff scrapes off easily - I wouldn't say it "peels" - but if you bang your nail on something you'll scrape some off. No biggie - you can't really tell and I just add a new layer every couple of days and remove once/week. I don't think I'll try the colours because of this - but I will buy the clear over and over because for the first time in a long time - my nails actually look classy and nice all on their own!
EDIT: They say to remove this once/week or it will become hard to remove. It does, and I love that! The trick for durability is to use 3 thin coats. With the clear topcoat, it gets harder and more durable over time. I just used OPI Jewel of India over top of about 1 week old clearcoat, and removed it with the Suncoat remover last night and the base-coat stayed!! I added another clear-coat over top to freshen it...looks lovely, and my nails are growing and growing. It's what I've always wanted and have looked for for years - a hardening semi-permanent and protective seal that is still my "natural nail" and does not cause any damage whatsoever. LOVE!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
my nails are very weak - if i wear a regular nail-polish, even the best one with super-fortifying ingredients, they start breaking immediately. i wore suncoat for 2 weaks consecutively and my nails survived! they are pretty much as strong as before so the water-based formula must be very gentle for the nails but it's pretty much the only positive thing.
the negative things - there are plenty. first, most colors are watery. i bought french pink (not creamy as they say, almost no tint, but gives nice shine), berry (nice bordeaux but you need 2-3 layers and the more layers, the harder it is to remove), purple haze (not as dark as i expected and too much sparkle) and sparkling sand (just ugly - yellow base makes the nails look yellow and red sparkles make the hands look red. just awful by itself but makes a nice top coat to liven up the berry). then the brush is not very good - too thick bristles. finally it's a torture to remove - if you want your dark shades like berry or purple look rich and opaque, you'll have to spend an hour removing it later. and switching to a regular remover helps only slightly!
the holding power is varying. purple held for 3 days, berry about the same, berry + sparkling sand for a week. but then again - they say you must remove it at least weekly otherwise it becomes very difficult to remove and it's already a torture!
my conclusion - it can only be a safe special occasion accessory
sad update. i've been using it for a month - applied maybe 6 times in total and my nails became as bad as after any normal n/p. so maybe it's not that toxic but toxic enough if you use it regularly. have to downgrade to 2 lippies only!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Blue
Suncoat has no formaldehyde, toluene, DBT or Camphor eitherl, and they are also all water-based so there's no stinky solvent nail polish smell that we all know isn't the good for us. I really like the to wear the clear topcoat on its own. The colors are tricky to get right, and really need to be teamed with the topcoat and the nail polish remover Suncoat sell to work properly. Also please not that the color chart and descriptions on the website is not always accurate.
Clear Top Coat 23 - Watery, goes on milky, dries clear with a slight purplish tinge that freshens the appearance of yellow stained nails. Maintains its very glossy finish and resists surface scratching for a week! An excellent shiny top coat to partner with the Suncoat nail colors. Strangley, alcohol chemically reacts to slightly dull this topcoat so keep it away from your nails (I discovered this when cleaning with rubbing alcohol without gloves on).
Apple Green 21 - Looks a boring sheer dull grey-green in the bottle. On nails its a kelly green with aqua blue metallic shimmers. Reminds me of a futuristic Opi Greenwich Village. The first coat is sheer and streaky, but it gets better with each layer. Apply in in 3 - 4 thin coats, then apply Clear Top Coat #23 to bring out the metallic color depth.
Hot Scarlet 06 - My favourite!! More opaque than the other colors, I applied 2 coats and first got a faded orange-red like OPI's Red My Fortune Cookie but without the shine. But then pop on the Clear Top Coat and once dry it its an intense bright red. Very streaky until I thinned it with 4 - 5 drops of water as instructed.
Shimmering Sand 26 - Milky rose-pink in the bottle, dries a dirty apricot tint with subtle red/pink microglitters which catch the light to reveal a subtle pink holographic shine. Always sheer no matter how many coats. Looks dirty and unflattering on my very pale golden toned skin but might suit someone with darker skin?
Berry 04 - Dark purply plum creme. Without topcoat its an interesting flat matt effect as though I had put on a special mattifying effect on top. With topcoat it is a glossy rich plum with a small amount of micro shimmer for depth. Quite streaky, but once I thinned it with water and applied in 4 thin coats it was fine.
Golden Peach 05 - Suncoat says "light pearly peach with gold shimmer", but mine was faded rose-red in the bottle, with 3 coats drying to a gently metallic red-orange which is some lights seems to look deep metallic rose. Very gorgeous, very retro. Reminds me of the one of the colors my great-aunt said was really popular in the 1940's with names like "China Rose" and "Geranium Red". Goes on very smoothly. Had tons of compliments from people over this color, I haven't found a dupe with other brands.
1. Suncoat NP's are more runny textured and sheerer than regular polish. They can look patchy and uneven for the first 1 - 3 coats but if you apply in thin coats they end up fine Each layer dries so quickly, in less than a minute so this isn't a problem.
2. Most look matt and dull but once you put a top layer of Clear Topcoat #23 goes on it brings out the true rich color of the shade. I recommend if you decide to buy a colored Suncoat NP, to buy a topcoat at the same time.
3. They dry much faster than all my normal polishes, so I can get the whole 4 layers on including top coat in 5 - 10 minutes. Regular polish application takes me hours because if I rush the layers the top layer dries and the polish stays wet underneath, so if I bump up against something or polish before bed-time they get nicked and smeared (even with OPI). But Suncoat dries all the way through in a fraction of the hours I needed before. Several times I've Suncoat-polished 1/2 an hour before bed and woken without a smudge!
3. Don't jump in the shower or do the dishes without gloves (ie immerse hands in water for minutes) for at least 2 - 3 hours after your polish has dried, or some of it peels off. It is waterbased, after all!
4. Some of my colors applied too thick and streaky but I followed the website instructions that said simply correct by thinning with a few drops of water. I found that fixes them perfectly.
With a topcoat over the colors it resists chipping for at least 3 days (with normal gardening and housework duties). The tips show wear after one day but its even and not noticeable. The clear topcoat resists dullness and scratches really well. The color stays rich & glossy as if freshly applied the whole time the manicure is on! I no longer need to add more topcoat every few days to restore shine like regular polishes. In hot weather I can feel a nice cooling sensation on my nails as they dry. The smell is almost non-existent, I can only detect a scent if I really try to sniff my nails up close as they're drying. Its similar to corn syrup or burnt popcorn, quite pleasant and mild.
Doesn't "dissolve" with remover like regular polish. My method is to soak a cotton ball in the Suncoat brand of remover, (very wet but not dripping) then wrap over the nail to make contact with the entire surface and hold it there for 15 - 30 seconds. Then I get a wood cuticle stick and gently "push" off the polish, it just peels away easily. I do mine over a tissue to catch all the little flakes LOL. Repeat on the other nails, using the same pad on all ten nails. It doesn't evaporate like stinky solvent polish so the one pad does all ten nails and the bottle will last you longer even though it is more expensive to buy. I estimate I use around half of the amount compared to regular remover, and 1/4 the amount of cotton balls, so it is actually cheaper than you think!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
I bought this online for $10 Canadian Dollars. Berry #4 is great! No smell, beautiful burgundy color, I apply 3 to 4 thin coats - they dry very fast (within a minute each), and I used Clear Top Coat #23 on top (goes on milky with a purple shimmer but dries clear) and my pedicure lasted me 4 weeks before the nail polish started chipping!! Water based nail polishes stay on longer if you avoid contact with water for 4 hours after you apply the nail polish, so this works perfect for evening time application, before going to bed.
Main ingredients: Aqua (water, ~65% in formula), acrylate copolymer / styrene-acrylate copolymer (~28% in formula) Other ingredients (all under 4%): propylene glycol n-butyl ether, dipropylene glycol dibenzoate
Pigments/colorant: may contain [+/-] mica (CI 77019), titanium dioxide (CI 77891), ferric ferrocyanide, iron oxide (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), chromium oxide (CI 77288), carmine (CI 75470)
The following shades are made with vegan ingredients:
Pearl White #1
Peal Purple #2
Purple Haze #15
Dusty Terracotta #20
Apple Green #21
Peacock Blue #22
Clear Top Coat #23
Desert Sunset #25
Almond Nude #27
Chick Black #33
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I kind of like this product. The other reviewers are right. It can go on streaky; it can be a little lumpy; it can take longer to dry; and it is SUPER hard to take off. However, it has absolutely no smell, a feature that I love. I bought several colors and only really like the dark reddish brown one. Two coats give a nice, even dark red. I do have to put top coat on it to get a gloss to it though. I use the Suncoat "clear top coat" for the gloss.
I did wear the sheer gold color for a while, but the hot water in the shower made it come off really easy (better than being stuck on I guess). I had to reapply that one daily. The other colors don't seem to be affected by the shower.
I found this website that gives specific details on how to apply and remove the polish:
I also think that using the "Suncoat Nail Polish Remover" may work a little better than other removers since it was designed specifically for this polish. Maybe I should try putting a base coat on first to try and help the color come off better. I haven't tried that yet.
I do still use regular polish when I want a nice look for an event, but for everyday wear or a quick sheer look, I put this on.
I highly recommend this for people with sensitivity to smells and chemicals. It has such a nice, no-chemical smell. It will not look the same as the regular nail polishes like OPI.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Suncoat nail polish is hit or miss depending on the colour. For that reason, I highly recommend trying the colour you like in person before buying. Some colours appear completely different on the nail from how they look in the bottle or swatch. Water-based polishes are harder to work with in general. They take longer to dry than traditional nail polishes and it may take a few coats to avoid streaking and get the opacity you want. But you have to decide if it's worth the extra effort in order to have the healthiest nail polish possible. That being said, I've had Poppy Red on my toes for over 2 weeks now and still no sign of chipping!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This is the first natural nail polish I have tried, and have read the reviews and prepared myself for the worst I was pleasantly suprised.
I have 07, a sheery glossy pink, which has a lovely iridescent finish. Great for french manis.
I actually found this went on really well. No streaking. It is slightly thinner than regular polish, but I found this an advantage as it made it easier to get a single even coat on my nail - there was no clumping it just all flattened out to give a lovely professional finish.
I will definitely be buying this in more colours, I think it's great!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
My mom bought me this because she's a huge health-freak and didn't want me smelling up the house with my nailpolish. I have #16, which is a pink with yellow undertones. At first, the colour is very transparent, but a second coat makes it almost completely opaque. Unfortunately, it tends to lump and goes on somewhat streaky. A topcoat makes this almost completely unnoticeable, however. It wears for several days, and take a bit longer to dry than regular polishes. However, Its a pain and a half to get off, and it stains my nails. Overall I probably won't buy this again, but if my mom decides to get me more, I won't complain.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
This is the only "safe" nail polish I could find, I am concerned about using regular polishes since I am pregnant and don't want the harsh chemicals going anywhere near the baby.
I tried 4 different colored suncoat polishes on my nails and decided against buying them.
black-went on super streaky, after 2 coats still streaky grey color and aweful looking.
apple green-sooo sheer made my nails look sick and gross.
peach lover-kinda pretty but way to sheer.
crystal clear-Looks really nice and glossy, but not what I wanted.
Overall the color payoff is very sheer and you'll need to apply at least 3 coats to get a good color. The only one I recommend is the clear, since it makes your nails look shiny and healthy.
The colors are holding up well on my nails, no chipping yet since yesterday.
The price is great and I love the use of natural ingredients, but I just need more intensity in nail colors.
I will continue to check out other colors in this line.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I really only like opaque nude or vampy red-brown-black polish or a french mani. I bought the french mani set from Suncoat, hoping it would be good and I wanted to give waterbased polishes a try (I'm tired of the smell of conventional polishes and remover).
PROS: No smell.
CONS: French pink had ZERO color or opacity--basically clear polish. The white it came with was shimmery and really sheer--not really good for french mani tips. Lasted 2ish days before chipping. Difficult to remove even with Suncoat's soy-based remover.
Overall, not a product that I will be purchasing again.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Regular nail polish makes my nails brittle and they end up breaking off. Even those that cost $15 a bottle without phalates, toulene, or formaldehyde do this. There must be a chemical there that drys my nails out terribly.
So, I bought water-based polish from both Honeybee Gardens (non-peel off) and the Suncoat brands. From the other reviews, I would have thought the Honeybee Garden brand would work better but it just doesn't stay on longer than 24 hours, even when I polish at night to let it "cure". When I use the Suncoat polish, it does last and I'm not afraid to get my hands wet. I purchased lighter shades in both brands which don't show wear as quickly as darker colors. So, for what it's worth, this is the polish I will continue to buy. I purchased French Pink but it's a little too translucent so I added a bit of iridescent powder to get a slightly opaque, pink shade. Next time, I'll order Cotton Candy which sounds like a better description of what I'm looking for.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
UGH! UGH! UGH! What a disappointment. I bough the pretty plum shade at Whole Foods and was completely turned off by the lumps when I opened it. I tried some on one nail and it was a lumpy goo-like consistency. I would love to use something less toxic than pthalate-containing OPI, but this is no substitute. WF gave me my $ back with a smile, which is good.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
IMO,so far there are no good natural substitutes to the good old non-environmentaly friendly nail polishes like OPI and Essie.I bought Suncoat polish #12 (clear) and I am disappointed.It goes on unevenly,takes long time to dry and starts chipping the next day.It also magically managed to make my nails yellow.Could this nail polish be any worse?
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This n/p is water-based, and is as "natural" as n/p can get (alcohol- and acetate-free, no FD&C dyes - they use earth pigments only - and of course, no toluene, formaldehyde, or phthalates), yet still looks great and performs well. I got three shades: Orange Red (#6, a bright warm red with a bit of shimmer), Plum (#16, a soft shade that I would describe as a dark antique rose with no shimmer), and Innocent Nude (#27, a sheer beige-y shade with a bit of shimmer). I like the first 2 a lot, the last is a bit too brown for this PPP. That's the only minor concern I have: it's hard to know what the color will look like based on the tiny swatches and strange descriptions online (e.g., they call some shades matte but I think they mean glossy and not frosted. Who wants matte n/p?!?). It dries relatively quickly, only a bit slower than conventional polish I guess, and there's minimal odor!!! It has to removed with their own n/p remover and they have instructions for that on the website. The longer you leave it on, the harder it is to remove and I found the plum shade stained my nails just a little bit even after a short time wearing it. Overall, I think these are FANTASTIC. The whole Suncoat line is available at suncoatproducts.com or in some health food stores (check their website) and also on apothena.com which is US-based, so you can pick the one with the cheaper shipping costs depending on which country you live in. The n/p itself costs about $9. ETA (Dec. 2006): I got two more colors: crystal clear #23 (gives a clear shine) and pearl purple #02 (transparent opalescent color). Both are great!!! Oh and I found that you can use regular n/p remover to remove these, you don't have to buy the special stuff. I also want to mention, the staying power of these is not as good as some chemical n/p's. So you can expect to see some wear at the tips within a few days. To me, it's worth it!!!